Then & Now 9/22: Jewish Themed Music
On this date in 1964, Jerry Bock’s musical "Fiddler On the Roof" opened on Broadway. It would ran for 3,242 performances before closing.
This Sunday, From the Top visits the recital hall of the Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. In honor of that setting, the young performers celebrate Jewish themed music and the music of Jewish composers. We’ll hear a teenage violinist perform Ravel’s gorgeous Kaddish, a wonderful Atlanta-based youth choir sings a piece by a contemporary Jewish composer, and we hear a story from a young guitar player about his life as one part Texan and one part Israeli. Sunday afternoon at 5:00 on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9.